Sunday, June 07, 2015

At Flashbak: Five More Great Electronic Games of the 1970s

My other article at Flashbak this week remembered some more terrific (and nostalgic) electronic games of the 1970s.

But there are so many other great electronic games and items from that era besides those I highlighted at that point, and today I wanted to go back remember some of the others as well.

These are the toys -- circa 1976 -1979 -- that came out just as the video game craze was beginning (thanks in large part to the Atari 2600), and a major shift was occurring in children’s interests. 

In short, reruns of Star Trek (1966-1969) in syndication, and the theatrical release of Star Wars (1977) had brought about a renaissance in “outer space adventure.”  Accordingly, many of these electronic games seemed not only futuristic, but part of the new space age trend.

Here are some more of my favorite electronic toys of that time..." (continued at Flashbak)

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